T he evolution of graphic design over the past 100 years from purely aesthetics to meeting functional, cultural, social and production requirements, helped to develop the change and growth of consumerism. Graphic design helps advertise and separate products from one another, often encouraging waste. Design thinking helped introduce product innovation — so more products could be produced and sold.
When I was in Japan this summer, I attended a lecture about something called Minamata Disease , which is a form of mercury poisoning (click on the link to learn more, but be warned, the disease and its effects may be kind of disturbing).
Just because something can be done, should it?
The Link Between Ethics and Innovation May 2007 -- Is there a link between ethical companies and innovative companies?
We stand at a crossroads in the world’s economy.
Fondation Guilé is a Swiss foundation. This non-profit organization of Swiss private law has been founded in 1997 by the Charles Burrus family headquartered in Boncourt, Switzerland . The foundation’s mission is to promote corporate responsibility in the process of globalization, focusing on human and labour rights, environmental protection and business ethics.
The Blue Economy: 10 years - 100 innovations - 100 million jobs is a book by Gunter Pauli . The book expresses the ultimate aim that a Blue Economy business model will shift society from scarcity to abundance "with what we have", by tackling issues that cause environmental and related problems in new ways. The book highlights potential benefits in connecting and combining seemingly disparate environmental problems with open-source scientific solutions based upon physical processes common in the natural world, to create solutions that are both environmentally beneficial and which have financial and wider social benefits.
16 May 2012 | Draft a 40-year overview Significant bifurcations triggered by the history of the Club of Rome Reports to the Club of Rome Declarations and Statements of the Club of Rome Comment on bifurcations of the Club of Rome initiative Contrasting initiatives and concerns Integrative exercise for the future System dynamics, hypercycles and psychosocial self-organization Requisite map for governance in the future?
The Club of Rome is a global think tank that deals with a variety of international political issues.